The domain

Bagnegrole, it is…

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Discovering the Périgord from the inside, feeling echoes of the past, of the culture. It’s a relaxing experience, time to read and to forget the city stress,

Listening to the rustling trees, the birds, the insects, to observe the old stone buildings, the “lauze” roofs with dormer windows and to watch the ever-changing skies, the hazy valleys…

Talking to the owners, tasting together some walnut wine or walking in the gardens. It’s enjoying your holidays in a gîte in Dordogne with private terrace and garden, but also in the nooks and crannies of the extensive estate,

Capturing the atmosphere, on a bench, near the ponds, in the chapel or somewhere hidden in the forest. It’s also exploring the fascinating surroundings, walking, running, cycling or even horse riding…

Admiring the way the statues of Zimbabwe are exhibited, paintings, engravings or water colours in the studios of the artists leaving in the nearby villages and, why not, acquiring one of their artworks.

croix-occitaneBagnegrole means in Occitan : «spring of the crows». Bagnegrole it’s a sort of cornerstone discovering medieval villages and castles, Romanesque chapels and prehistoric caves.

 

Tracing the history of Bagnegrole

“Archives attest that Bagnegrole area has been dwelled in since prehistoric times and also during gallo-roman period. Sometimes pieces of flint or pottery are found when we work the soil. Traces of fire-place, steps or walls appear here and there in the property.

The mantel piece of « la Maison des Arcades » is dated 17th century and some of the buildings. The big house, so-called Manor House is almost fortified on its three strong arcades.

Bagnegrole in the 17th century owned several farms on an estate covering about 600 hectares. Being on the road between Bordeaux and Souillac, the estate became a coaching inn. It is the reason why we gave the name ‘ La Petite Forge ‘ to the small house. The room upstairs was the place where the blacksmith lived and the antique “potager” (stone used as stove) on which he cooked is still to be seen.

The Revolution certainly caused great deterioration to this family of minor nobility who then merely cultivated the land and looked after their livestock. At the entrance, the porch is dated from 1789, like most of them in the aera.”